Carmen Campanile

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The rat 3-methylcholanthrene-inducible family of liver cytochromes P-450 contains two proteins (P-450c and P-450d) that are immunochemically related, possess 68% total sequence homology, and are induced by a number of toxic or carcinogenic compounds. To determine whether equivalent isozymes of hepatic cytochrome P-450 are expressed in humans, as they are in(More)
Formation of metastases in the lungs is the major cause of death in patients suffering from osteosarcoma (OS). Metastases at presentation and poor response to preoperative chemotherapy are strong predictors for poor patient outcome. The elucidation of molecular markers that promote metastasis formation and/or chemoresistance is therefore of importance. CD44(More)
The octapeptide, angiotensin II, elicits a positive inotropic response in myocardial tissue by activating slow calcium channels. Pharmacological studies suggest that the inotropic action of angiotensin II is receptor mediated. The current investigation was performed to characterize the binding of 125I-angiotensin II to the putative receptor in a plasma(More)
Current combined surgical and neo-adjuvant chemotherapy of primary metastatic osteosarcoma (OS) is ineffective, reflected by a 5-year survival rate of affected patients of less than 20 %. Studies in experimental OS metastasis models pointed to the CXCR4/CXCL12 homing axis as a novel target for OS metastasis-suppressive treatment. The present study(More)
p63 is a crucial regulator of epidermal development, but its transcriptional control has remained elusive. Here, we report the identification of a long-range enhancer (p63LRE) that is composed of two evolutionary conserved modules (C38 and C40), acting in concert to control tissue- and layer-specific expression of the p63 gene. Both modules are in an open(More)
BACKGROUND Osteosarcoma is the most common malignant bone tumor in children and young adults. Since the introduction of chemotherapy, the 5-year survival rate of patients with non-metastatic osteosarcoma is ~70%. The main problems in osteosarcoma therapy are the occurrence of metastases, severe side-effects and chemoresistance. Antiproliferative and(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to characterize the different phenotypes of osteosarcoma by PET, comparing the uptake of 3 tracers ((18)F-FDG, (18)F-fluoromisonidazole [(18)F-FMISO], and (18)F-fluoride) in preclinical mouse models that reflect the heterogeneity of the human disease. METHODS Mouse LM8 osteosarcoma, human 143B, and Caprin-1 stably(More)
Guanine nucleotides were observed to modify the binding of 125I-angiotensin II to rat hepatic plasma membrane receptors. GTP and its nonhydrolyzable analogues greatly increased the dissociation rate of bound 125I-angiotensin II and altered hormone binding to the receptor under equilibrium conditions. In the absence of GTP, 125I-angiotensin II labeled both(More)
Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most frequent primary malignant bone cancer in children and adolescents with a high propensity for lung metastasis. Therefore, it is of great importance to identify molecular markers leading to increased metastatic potential in order to devise more effective therapeutic strategies that suppress metastasis, the major cause of death(More)